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Annunciation, 1st Antiphon in Liturgy

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Annunciation to the Theotokos

This is the First Antiphon sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th. 

Annunciation, Apolytikion (Troparion)

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Annunciation to the Theotokos

This Apolytikion (Troparion) is sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Today is the beginning of our salvation . . . ."  It is in Western & Byzantine Notation.  Updated 3/17/17.

Annunciation, Communion Hymn

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Annunciation to the Theotokos

This is the Communion Hymn for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth Mode.  "The Lord hath chosen Zion . . . ."   Updated 3/13/17.

Annunciation, Hymn to the Theotokos

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Annunciation to the Theotokos

This is sung instead of "It is truly meet" in the Divine Liturgy, taken from the 9th Ode of Orthros, Tone/Mode 4.  "Proclaim, O earth . . ." and "The Theotokos, being the living tabernacle of God, . . . ."  (Karam's original words began "Receive, O earth . . . .")  Updated 3/13/17.

Annunciation, Katabasia Ode 9

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Annunciation to the Theotokos

This is the Katabasia of Ode 9 for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th & 26th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Proclaim, O earth, . . ." and "The Theotokos, being the living tabernacle of God, . . . ."

Annunciation, Katabasiae Odes 1-8

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Annunciation to the Theotokos

These are the Katabasiae of Odes 1-8 for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Theotokos, March 25th & 26th, Tone/Mode 4.  "I shall open my mouth . . . ."

Annunciation, Entrance Hymn in the Divine Liturgy

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Annunciation to the Theotokos

This Entrance Hymn is sung at the Divine Liturgy at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th.  "From day to day show forth the salvation of our God . . . ."  When the Leave-taking, March 26, falls on a Sunday, sing "who art risen from the dead."

Annunciation, 2nd Antiphon in Liturgy

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Annunciation to the Theotokos

This 2nd Antiphon is sung at the Divine Liturgy at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th.  "O Son of God, who wast incarnate for our sakes . . . ."  Updated 3/13/17.

Annunciation, Doxastikon (Glory/Both now) at the Praises in Orthros (Matins)

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Annunciation to the Theotokos

This Glory/Both now is sung at the Praises of Orthros (Matins) at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 2.  "Today is disclosed the mystery before the ages . . . ."

Annunciation, Praises at Orthros (Matins)

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Annunciation to the Theotokos

These Praises are sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 1, Prosomion "Thou art the joy."  "Having flown down from the vaults of Heaven to Nazareth . . . ."

Annunciation, Exaposteilarion/Theotokion at Orthros (Matins)

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Annunciation to the Theotokos

This Exaposteilarion and Theotokion are sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 2, Prosomion "Upon that mount in Galilee."  "The Chief of all the Angel hosts . . . ."

Annunciation, Katabasiae Odes 1-9

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Annunciation to the Theotokos

These Katabasiae, Odes 1-9, are sung at the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "I shall open my mouth . . . Proclaim, O earth, the glad tidings of great joy . . . ."

Annunciation, Prokeimenon at Orthros (Matins)

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Annunciation to the Theotokos

This Prokeimenon is sung at Orthros (Matins) on the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone/Mode 4.  "Proclaim from day to day . . . ."

Annunciation, Festal Troparion after Psalm 50, at "Have mercy"

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Annunciation to the Theotokos

This is the Troparion sung after Psalm 50, at "Have mercy on me, O God, . . ." on the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, in Tone/Mode 2. "Today doth Gabriel announce to her who is full of grace . . . ."

Annunciation, Aposticha & Glory/Both now at Vespers

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Annunciation to the Theotokos

This Aposticha, Glory & Both now are sung at Great Vespers on the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, Tone/Mode 4.  "In the sixth month . . . ," and "Today is the Annunciation . . . ."

Annunciation, Doxastikon (Glory) at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Annunciation to the Theotokos

This Glory is sung at "O Lord, I have cried" on the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, March 25th, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode.  "From heaven the Archangel Gabriel was sent . . . ."

Annunciation, Stichera at "O Lord, I have cried"

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Annunciation to the Theotokos

These are the stichera sung at "O Lord, I have cried" for the Feast of the Annunciation to the Most-Holy Theotokos, Tone 6/Plagal Second Mode, Prosomion "Having laid up all their hope."  "Coming to reveal to thee . . . ."

Annunciation, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

This Kontakion is sung from the beginning of Lent until the Leave-taking of the Feast of Annunciation, Tone 8/Plagal Fourth mode.  "To thee, our captain, Queen of war . . . ."

Who is so great a God (choral)

This Great Prokeimenon, Russian melody, is sung on the Sunday of Orthodoxy (First Sunday of Lent), at Agape Vespers on Pascha, and at the Kneeling Service on Pentecost. 

Lord, have mercy

This is a set of 10 Lord have mercies, which may be sung 4 times for when 40 LHMs is needed.

Presentation (Meeting) of Our Lord in the Temple, Kontakion

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Kontakia of Feasts & Forefeasts

This version of the Kontakion for the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple is from St. Anthony's Monastery, Arizona.

Presentation (Meeting) of Our Lord in the Temple, Stichera at the Aposticha

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Vesperal Stichera

These stichera are sung at Vespers for the Aposticha & Glory/Both now on the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Feast Day is February 2nd.

Presentation (Meeting) of Our Lord in the Temple, Stichera at "O Lord I have cried"

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Vesperal Stichera

These stichera are sung at Vespers for "O Lord I have cried" & Glory/Both now on the Feast of the Presentation (Meeting) of our Lord in the Temple, Feast Day is February 2nd.

Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, Stichera at the Praises

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Praises

Stichera at the Praises for the Presentation of the Lord in the Temple, Tone 4/Fourth Mode, Prosomoia of "Unto them that fear thee".

Presentation (Meeting) of the Lord in the Temple, Exaposteilaria

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Exaposteilaria

Exaposteilaria for the Presentation (Meeting) of the Lord in the Temple, Tone 3/Third Mode, Prosomoia of "While standing in the Temple's courts".

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